Yes, we know, you’ve heard it before, and you’ve seen it elsewhere. But this Chocolate French Toast will certainly make for the perfect start to the weekend. Or to any morning if you have 15 minutes to spare to make your breakfast; that’s it, 15 minutes! And with a few minor adaptations, it can be adapted to the best vegan take to the classic french toast. The use of Food Thoughts Luxury Dark Chocolate Chips with 70% cacao means that you can have the most chocolatey indulgence whilst still being vegan! And if you prefer a less dark chocolate flavour, replace the dark chocolate chips with Food Thoughts Oat Mylk Chocolate Chips, winners of the 20220 Great Taste award. And there you have it – Chocolate French Toast – the best start of the day.
Recipe by Luce Hosier.
You will need
- 20g ground flaxseed (optional)
- 260ml milk (or dairy free alternative)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 45ml maple syrup
- 25g Food Thoughts Organic Cocoa Powder
- 2 tsp butter (or dairy free alternative)
- 4 slices of white bread
- 40g Food Thoughts Dark Chocolate Chips
- Coconut yoghurt to serve
- Fresh raspberries to serve
- Handful of Food Thoughts Roasted Cacao Nibs (optional)
In a large shallow dish add the flaxseed, milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup and cocoa powder. Combine with a whisk. This may take a few minutes until the powder is fully combined.
Next heat a large non-stick pan on a medium heat and add 1 teaspoon of butter. Whilst it melts take a slice of bread and submerge it into the cocoa liquid. Turn it over to coat the other side then take it out of the liquid.
Allow any excess liquid to slide off and then place it into the pan. Repeat with another slice and place in the same pan.
After a few minutes use a spatula to carefully flip the slices over to cook on the other side for the same amount of time.
Repeat with the remaining teaspoon of butter and 2 slices before plating up.
Melt the dark chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second increments and then add some coconut yoghurt to the toast, then fresh raspberries and drizzle over the melted chocolate to finish.
Sprinkle a handful of Roasted Cacao Nibs to add another layer of texture and chocolate flavour (optional).